Italian Revival Residence in Pasadena
On large flat rectangular lot on one of Pasadena’s most historically significant streets, this project involved both the loving historic restoration of a classic Italian Revival residence of approximately 4,500 square feet, simultaneously expanding the house to almost 8,000 square feet, while also adding a pool, a large cabana building, a new garage, and a new basement under much of the house all as completely new site layout. The characteristic details of the original house such as arches, smooth stucco, precast concrete, wrought iron, and clay tile hipped roofs were extended throughout our new work, while the entire interior was modified to maintain all of the historic essence of the building, in effect creating a much more open and light filled interior.
Barrel vaults, groin vaults, clipped ceilings, and beamed and paneled ceilings help modulate and define the many different volumes within. Detailed cabinetry and millwork honor the historic roots of the property. Wide plank floors and a neutral color palette of whites, grays, and tans give a relaxed and casual elegance to the interiors. And lightly industrial fixtures, details, furnishings, and objects bring a modern edge throughout.